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  • HSPs and partners

    Posted by Georgia on 02/01/2024 at 11:12 am

    Do any of you have non-HSP partners and feel satisfied and happy in your relationship? If so, what do you think makes it work? Were there things you needed to work on together to come to this good place? I am really struggling to have my needs met in my partnership. I am also terrified that I will end up alone if I leave…but then what if leaving is the right thing to do and I find a HSP that gets me and is on the same page with me more often than not? It would be so amazing to feel like we were riding the wave together instead of swimming against the waves alone most of the time. Oh, life. Thanks.

    Georgia replied 5 months ago 3 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Linda

    Member
    02/02/2024 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Georgia – just wanted to say that I hear you in this need and will be thinking of you and hoping that you will find the best way forward for yourself and your partner.

  • John

    Moderator
    02/02/2024 at 9:10 pm

    Hi Georgia, I have a 2nd book in mind already. The title will be: Sensitivity, The Hidden Love Language. Should be a best seller. 😅

    I have had some experience with highly, and moderately sensitive partners. I really enjoyed being in relationship with another highly sensitive person. I think you’ve already read this article that I wrote, and that experience seemed to bear out what I was saying there. What is hard or impossible for a less sensitive person, comes easily for someone with HSP.

    Something else that might be helpful is reaching out to an HSP therapist, who themselves have HSP, and who specialize in relationship issues. I’m currently building out an HSP therapists directory here with a lot of therapists being added in the coming weeks (potentially hundreds). So if you check that in a couple weeks, there will be more options there.

    Lastly, I’ll say that with less sensitive people, I’ve learned that friendship is better. Of course I’m only speaking for myself. Just one man’s experience. I’m interested to hear what others have to say.

  • Georgia

    Member
    02/03/2024 at 10:09 am

    Thank you. Yeah, I would like to have a therapist that specializes in HSPs. I like mine and find the EMDR we do helpful but I feel like most of the things that are bothering me right now have to do with my HSP. We are starting couples therapy soon, maybe if it isn’t enough we could try to find one that is a HSP. I look forward to the listing.

    • Linda

      Member
      02/08/2024 at 12:58 pm

      It’s good to see this, Georgia, that you are going to try couple’s therapy. I hope it will help you find more understanding of each other and see what might be the way forward for both of you. Hope it is a good therapist and good experience!

  • Georgia

    Member
    02/19/2024 at 12:02 pm

    Thank you

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